Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) The IBA Karachi reopened for the Fall 2020 academic session under strict compliance of the COVID-19 government guidelines. After being away from campus for more than six months, the staff and faculty members, finally welcomed the students to Main and City campus. The Executive Director, Dr. S. Akbar Zaidi and the Registrar, Dr. Mohammad Asad Ilyas, were present at each campus to warmly welcome the students.
Special measures, developed especially for the ongoing pandemic, were enforced for staff, faculty, students, and visitors at both campuses. Classes were held as per government guidelines to maintain social distancing protocol with seminar rooms, lecture theatres and auditoriums being used for large class sizes, while class sizes were split for the regular classrooms.
Both campuses had appropriate signage displayed all over to remind staff, students, and faculty to follow Covid-19 standard operating procedures. Students were strongly encouraged to adhere to the guidelines shared by the institute while frequenting crowded areas.
Speaking on the occasion, the Executive Director, Dr. S. Akbar Zaidi, remarked, “The IBA Karachi places a special emphasis on continuing with the cause of education together with staying healthy and safe. We value the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty members and have taken the necessary measures to ensure that our campuses are safe, and education is imparted as planned.”
The Boys and Girls hostels have been open since September 1, accommodating hundreds of students from all across Pakistan.